2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L 4 Cylinder from North America
Minimal performance, mom car
This car has good handling, however it would be better with better tires.
The acceleration of the 5-speed manual is only average, if not slow.
The cabin is very comfortable.
The stereo and gauges look almost futuristic. Very cool.
Car gets 20-25 miles per gallon in the city.
This is the first import car I've gotten, and am not very impressed with it.
My Ford F-150 base model had better acceleration (yes, the truck's acceleration was better than the sport compact's).
Car is very ugly from the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th June, 2003
8th Sep 2003, 14:05
I just bought a Mazda Protege ES and I like it very much. The car has a sporty look. The automatic/manual transmission gives it pretty decent acceleration for a 4-cylinder. A great sound system is also built in. Overall a pretty nice car.
29th May 2007, 13:51
Regarding the starting acceleration, I am not suprised that a Ford F-150 has more acceleration off the line- what do you expect with a V-8?
28th Jun 2007, 10:20
I have to agree with the last comment, you can't compare the acceleration of an f150 to a 130hp engine that you would see in a Toyota Corolla - it's an economy car not a boat puller. Even a v6 f150 would have much more torque and acceleration than this 4cyl. What a horrible comparison.